Volunteers' Week 2017 is fast approaching!

25 May, 2017 - 12:09
It’s just two weeks until Volunteers’ Week 2017, the annual event from 1-7 June to celebrate the difference volunteers make to every community across the country! 
There are over 250 events on the national...

Stonewall releases UK General Election 2017 Manifesto

24 May, 2017 - 10:58


In the lead-up to the General Election, LGBT charity Stonewall has released a Manifesto around the rights and equality of LGBT people. Its tagline: “acceptance without exception”.

The Manifesto sets out pertinent questions to ask local candidates around LGBT issues, and...

Leaders Connect – new ways of thinking and leading

22 May, 2017 - 14:46
Leaders Connect is a new peer support network in Bristol, offering chief executives and senior leaders from voluntary organisations and social enterprises in the South West the opportunity to hear inspirational speakers and be exposed to new ways of thinking and leading. It is...

Election: Manifesto Hub - charities' policy priorities for the next government

22 May, 2017 - 12:33
The key political parties have published their manifestos ahead of the general election on 8 June. Alongside these, many expert VCSE sector organisations, along with those in other sectors, have come forward, putting on record their policy priorities for the next parliament. ...

The importance of small and medium-sized charities

22 May, 2017 - 12:17
A new study to research the vital contribution made by small and medium-sized charities is underway.
The study, led by Sheffield Hallam University's Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR) and commissioned by Lloyds Bank Foundation for...

Bristol West Question Time event cancelled

22 May, 2017 - 11:31
Due to the terrible events in Manchester last night, all campaign activity ahead of the general election has been suspended today. Therefore, the decision has been taken to cancel the Bristol West Question Time event which was due to take place tonight at the Trinity Centre....

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Are you a marketing professional looking to make a difference in Bristol?

19 May, 2017 - 14:48

Are you a marketing professional with a wealth of experience who would like a fun and flexible way of using your skills to support Bristol’s charities and community groups?

If the answer is "Yes!"  (or even “maybe”), this fantastic event will help you explore that...

Your chance to shape the Bristol Behaviour Change for Healthier Lifestyles Programme

18 May, 2017 - 16:26


Bristol City Council is now consulting on the Bristol Behaviour Change for healthier lifestyles programme, which is designed to meet the needs of people in the city who wish to change their lifestyle behaviour.

This programme represents a significant change to the current...

First Bristol Children and Families Partnership newsletter

18 May, 2017 - 16:24


Bristol Children and Families Partnership Board is keen to keep you up to date with initiatives and progress against partnership plans. Last November the partnership launched the...

The General Election and the VCSE Sector

18 May, 2017 - 13:42


What do the party manifestos say about the VCSE sector?